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Health : Medical Research

Population Council

Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

88.66

One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 339-0500   Web Site
EIN: 13-1687001

Board Leadership
Darcy Bradbury
Chair

CEO
Julia Bunting
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.66
  Financial 84.48
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Population Council, an international, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. Since 1952, the Population Council has been the premier international organization conducting biomedical, public health, and social science research on population issues. The Council has been instrumental in the design of health products, service-delivery programs, and public policies responsive to the needs of people living in the world's poorest countries.

The Population Council, an international, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. Since 1952, the Population Council has been the premier international organization conducting biomedical, public health, and social science research on population issues. The Council has been instrumental in the design of health products, service-delivery programs, and public policies responsive to the needs of people living in the world's poorest countries.

Financial

84.48

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth -6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Population Council (NY) 88.66
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,535,456
   Federated Campaigns $3,517
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $28,626,698
Total Contributions $54,165,671
   Program Service Revenue $82,171
Total Primary Revenue $54,247,842
   Other Revenue $28,384,021
TOTAL REVENUE $82,631,863
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $57,701,349
   Administrative Expenses $12,717,331
   Fundraising Expenses $661,742
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $71,080,422
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,551,441
   
Net Assets $131,942,209

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Social and Behavioral Sciences $46,100,666 79.9%
Biomedical Research $11,600,683 20.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 10/01/2021 88.66
2018-12 06/01/2020 90.03
2017-12 06/01/2019 90.83
2016-12 04/01/2018 86.68
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.30
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.29
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.10
2013-12 04/01/2015 92.00
2012-12 12/20/2013 84.55
2011-12 04/01/2013 89.85
2010-12 02/01/2012 83.49
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.86
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 93.70
2008-12 05/01/2010 84.68
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.49
2006-12 07/01/2008 86.16
2005-12 07/01/2007 79.79
2004-12 05/01/2006 75.34
2003-12 04/01/2005 75.65
2002-12 05/01/2004 91.84

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1687001
Name in IRS Master File POPULATION COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$489,156 0.68% Julia Bunting President

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Charity Contact Info

Population Council
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 339-0500
fax: (212) 755-6052
EIN: 13-1687001

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Board Leadership

Darcy Bradbury
Chair

CEO

Julia Bunting
President

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